NTS expands testing capabilities

By Plant Engineering Staff November 29, 2005

National Technical Systems, Inc., a provider of quality and conformance testing and managed services, announced certification of four wireless reference products as ZigBee Compliant Platforms. The testing and certification were conducted in accordance with the recently completed and Alliance-member ratified ZigBee Compliant Platform certification program. NTS is a charter member of the ZigBee Alliance along with manufacturers including Motorola, Honeywell, Samsung Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Philips and Ember Corp. NTS has formed an alliance with Ember Corp. that has enabled NTS experts to build a proprietary test system that fully automates the certification process.

The ZigBee Alliance has designated NTS as one of only two compliance test centers to certify platforms and future end products utilizing the ZigBee technology. Subsequent to the completion of the certification testing, NTS globally expanded its ZigBee capabilities by transferring the expertise to its Asian facilities through employee training and placement of appropriate test equipment.